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Surveillance, Democracy and Privacy in Latin America

V International Symposium LAVITS: “Surveillance, Democracy and Privacy in Latin America: Vulnerabilities and Resistance”

Time: 29th to 1st December 2017, at the University of Chile, Santiago

Abstracts can be sent to: lavits2017@datosprotegidos.org by August 20t​ h​, 2017 at 11:59 pm (Santiago/Chile Time Zone: UTC-3h)

Simposio LAVITS 2017

Call for papers


Surveillance and Society – new issue out now!

Volume 15, Number 2: Open Issue

We’re delighted to present another packed issue including articles by:

  • Sun-ha Hong on surveillance critique;
  • Alberto Romele, Francesco Gallino, Camilla Emmenegger and Daniele Gorgone on why panopticism is not enough;
  • Robert Rothmann on video surveillance and the right of access;
  • Selena Nemorin on post-panoptic pedagogies;
  • Deborah Lupton and Mike Michael on public understandings of dataveillance;
  • Hayley Watson, Rachel L. Finn and David Barnard-Wills on surveillance in public opinion surveys;
  • Alana Saulnier on the surveilled subject;
  • Katherine Pendakis on surveillance in post-civil war Greece;
  • Laura Skouvig on surveillance in late absolutistic Denmark; and
  • Lucy E. Thompson on privacy, slut-shaming surveillance… and Vermeer.

Plus our usual book reviews.

Coming soon, in early July, our massive special issue of 35 shorter pieces
from around the world on Surveillance and the Global Turn to Authoritarianism!

S&S Paper Prizes awarded

The SSN board is happy to announce the 2017 Surveillance Studies Network Early Career Researcher award, for best paper published by an Early Career Researcher in Surveillance & Society in 2016 (aka the S&S Paper Prize).

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Surveillance Studies Network Global Scholar Award

In 2017, the Surveillance Studies Network (SSN) will award up to 2 bursaries of £500 (500 GBP) for attendees of the Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar (SSSS) organised by the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada, from less developed or developing countries, who are in need of financial assistance.

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New book: National Security, Surveillance and Terror

A new book edited by Randy Lippert, Kevin Walby, Ian Warren, Darren Palmer (some of them SSN board members) is just out with Springer:

National Security, Surveillance and Terror. Canada and Australia in Comparative Perspective. 2016, more here

This is what the publisher says:

Brings together top contributors to explore a host of topics such as: security intelligence, law enforcement and surveillance Explores the privatization and plurality of security providers Speaks to legal scholars, sociologists, political scientists and criminologists.


Masters programme in Technology & Security

Eticas in partnership with the University of Girona and in collaboration with The Share Foundation is offering two Master Degree programs in Technology & Security and Technology & Privacy, beginning next February 2017.

See more:
http://technologyandsecurity.info

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New book by Gary Marx: special offer!

Special offer to SSN members

The new book by Gary T. Marx has just been released: Windows into the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology.  Univ. of Chicago Press, 2016.

In this landmark book, Marx sums up a lifetime of work on issues of surveillance and social control by disentangling and parsing the empirical richness of watching and being watched.

UoCP is offering a 20% discount to SSN members and friends –  find out more.

you need this for later: marx2016garyt

Outstanding Achievement Award for Oscar Gandy

Oscar Gandy receives the Surveillance Studies Network Outstanding Achievement Award.

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#SSN2016: impressions and memories

The organisers have put together some Twitter memories and I have collected some impressions from a very successful and enjoyable conference.

And a letter from Barcelona from an enthusiastic attendee.

See you all in 2018. The bidding process will open later this year. Watch these pages.

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Election: Members Representatives on the Network and Editorial Board

Megan Wood, Harrison Smith, Alana Saulnier, Minas Samatas, and Oliver Kayas have been nominated to serve as Members Representatives on the Network and Editorial Board.

All eligible members of the Surveillance Studies Network should receive by email an invitation to vote for one of these candidates. The two candidates with the most votes will be elected to serve on the Board until January 2018.

Balloting  is now closed. The winners will be announced at the Barcelona Conference and on the website soon.

Thanks for your participation.